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Kimanzi speaks after shock loss to Eritrea


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Harambee Stars coach Francis Kimanzi has lauded Eritrea after the minnows shocked Kenya 4-1 to advance to the ultimate of the Cecafa Senior Problem Cup in Kampala on Tuesday.

The tactician admitted Eritrea had been the higher group and deserved to win.

“I need to congratulate them – they did effectively and need to be within the closing. We dedicated quite a lot of avoidable errors as a group and we had been punished for it. Generally if you find yourself chasing a sport from behind you permit gaps and that’s what Eritrea exploited and punished us,” Kimanzi stated after the sport.

“The unfavourable half is that we have now conceded 4 targets after doing so effectively on the group stage and that’s worrying. Nonetheless, I’ve been impressed with some gamers who’ve achieved effectively on this event and can most positively be promoted to the primary group,” he added.

Eritrea coach Efrem Haile stated that they had studied Kenya and ready effectively.


“I’m very pleased with the outcome. Kenyans are bodily good and play lengthy balls. My directions to the gamers had been to constantly press them excessive and play tiki-taka at any time when we had the ball. I’m glad my gamers had been disciplined sufficient tactically and so they adopted what I informed them,” he stated after the match.

“Kenya will not be a simple aspect and it was very key for us to be targeted all through the match. I’m not simply completely happy that we scored 4 targets but in addition by the truth that we performed superb soccer. We made some errors that we might want to appropriate within the closing,” he added.

Eritrea will now face hosts Uganda within the closing whereas Kenya will tackle Tanzania within the third-place playoff on Thursday.

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